Monday, March 24, 2014

Making Cents out of Money: Product Review




(In their own words:)  Creative Teaching Press (CTP) is a family-owned and teacher-managed supplemental educational publisher for children ages 3–14, grades PreK–8. CTP is a recognized leader in the educational industry and offers a wide variety of classroom learning d├ęcor and research-based, teacher-tested products. CTP offers an assortment of learning resources for parents and teachers in a variety of subject areas including phonics, reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. CTP celebrates more than four decades of providing parents and teachers from around the world with high-quality, easy-to-use learning materials

Does anyone (going old school) remember these?

Scratch 'n Sniff Stickers?

One of my favorite rewards to receive from a teacher!  Guess what?  That is when Creative Teaching Press got their big break in 1977 with the introduction of the Scratch 'n Sniff reward sticker!  (Oh thank you CTP) Who knew I would be using their products with my own children so many years later!

  Each Monday, for the next month, I will be reviewing a different learning product that I feel could benefit your homeschool and won't break the bank! 



My husband and I think it is so important to teach the children the value of money at a young age.  

I can't tell you the amount of times I have been at a check out and the clerk can't seem to count me back the correct change.

We start our learning adventure today in the world of coins,  using the Counting U.S. Coins Mini Bulliten Board Set. This set has everything you need to get the children excited about money!  The cut outs are large and easy to read. 

This set has 41 pieces to it with a great guide for suggestive teaching.  I also like to make up our own "games" for fun engaged learning.

I gave our soon to be 5 year old a card with the number and cent sign on it and asked her match up the amount to the corresponding picture card. To my surprise, she got them all correct! 

I love all the bright colors (attracts the kids to the set) and the quality of the thick cut outs. They will be able to be used many times over. 

With a set of the Coin Stickers (actual size of the coins) I asked our (almost 7 year old) to make up some addition equations using the coins stickers.  She did great!  

The fact that the set meets the common core standards makes me feel good that I don't' have to go looking t0 see if we covered everything. 

I am very impressed with the variety that comes in this Coin Bulletin Board Set.  The girls loved the activities and are already asking for more! 

The price of these products are unbelievable!  For the entire 41 piece set it's only $ 6.99 and the coin stickers are an additional $ 2.49!   That in well within my budget and these are not a one time use products which really stretches my dollar....hehehe

Thanks Creative Teaching Press for some great affordable products!

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I received these products in exchange for my honest opinion and a review in my own words.

4 comments:

Tina said...

Love this! The stickers are awesome.

Mary said...

I loved Scratch n Sniff!!!

Melissa N. said...

I know right, Tina!

Yes, Mary ME TOO!

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